Juggling Medical Bills And A Farm In Minnesota

As part of our Real Economy series, Madeleine Brand talks with Danielle Rodgers in Mahtowa, Minn. about how her family is braving the tough economy. Rodgers and her sick husband are struggling to pay big medical bills, support four children and keep up their 400-acre farm.

The Family

The Rodgers family, from left, father Mike, mother Danielle, Claire (14), Collin (21), Caitlan (14) and Kyle (15). hide caption

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